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6/20/09 7:47 A

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I am sorry, what an anoying situation for you. But atleast you know your a great Big Sister :)

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ECHICKFRY's Photo ECHICKFRY Posts: 48
6/18/09 9:04 A

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Well I did talk to my mom and she knows what's going on, but lkike most of you she's all for sucking it up and dealing because she needs to be healthy. I did decide to go do my weigh in on the wii fit at a time when I know she'll be busy, other than that I think I can just smile and let her win. Thanks for all the great advice.

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6/18/09 8:56 A

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I know it's frustrating to have someone constantly saying I beat you. But if the talking doesn't work, just let her win. If you lost five pounds tell her you lost 3. In reality you are doing this because you want to be a healthier person. She didn't decide eat healthy by herself, you did, she needed your encouragement. So let her have her fun and don't let it get to you. You will know the truth and she will stay in the program because she likes the feel of victory so much. Maybe it's a win, win.

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SILVERSERAPHIM's Photo SILVERSERAPHIM SparkPoints: (20,235)
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6/17/09 3:11 P

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This sounds like a case of sibling rivalry. Just tell her and your mom that you don't consider your or your sister's efforts to get healthy a competition, that getting healthy is an accomplishment in itself.

On the other hand, your sister might feel, or maybe you mom feels, that she needs someone to hold her accountable. If that's the case, again, let her know you're not feeling competitive. If she's here on Spark, encourage her to fill out her SparkPage (including checking off the "Looking for a Buddy!" option), and point her in the direction of the Looking for a Buddy forum.

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6/17/09 9:02 A

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Well, maybe you should talk to her and your mother and let them know how it's driving you crazy. Either that, or have some fun with it... You know, act like you're losing more or doing more exercise, to run her mad or something, just don't over-do it, so she doesn't become discouraged & quit. Hmm... May be best to go with the whole talking thing :)

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ECHICKFRY's Photo ECHICKFRY Posts: 48
6/16/09 5:26 P

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Hi everyone. Ok so the good news is that I finally convinced my sister, who is 20, to join up to get healthy. My whole family has been worried about her health for a long time now. She's been doing it for a week now, and it's working really well for her. My problem is she's uber competitve! If she loses a pound, she wants to know what I lost so on and so forth. I make a point to only weigh in on Fridays, this way I'm not driving myself nuts with the ups and downs of everyday weigh ins. My mom wants me to keep checking in with her, let me be her inspiration and all but I think its going to put a damper on my own success. She doesn't congratulate me for staying on track or anything, just gets mad if I exersized for longer that day or lost 0.5 of a pound more than she did. It's horrible already and I don't know what to do!

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